NSERC funding to advance breakthrough research

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ten University of Waterloo researchers considered to be on the verge of a breakthrough will receive supplemental funding from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

The recipients of Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) are among Waterloo researchers who are receiving funding through Discovery Grants, Research Tools and Instruments grants, and Postgraduate and Postdoctoral fellowships.

The researchers selected by NSERC to receive a $120,000 DAS are:

Adil Al-Mayah

Adil Al-Mayah (Civil and Environmental Engineering): Integration of imaging and mechanics for advanced material characterization and structural repair

 

Asimina Arvanitaki

Asimina Arvanitaki (Physics and Astronomy): Particle physics beyond colliders

 

Andrew Doxey

Andrew Doxey (Biology): Detecting functional novelty in microbial genomes: discovery and characterization of new metalloprotease and toxin families

 

Robin Duncan

Robin Duncan (Kinesiology): A new enzyme in cardiolipin synthesis

 

Irene Goldthorpe

Irene Goldthorpe (Electrical and Computer Engineering): Printable nanowire-based materials for the seamless integration of electronic functionality into textiles

 

Matteo Mariantoni

Matteo Mariantoni (Physics and Astronomy): Toward a large-scale superconducting quantum computer: Error management and scalability

 

Luke Postle

Luke Postle (Combinatorics and Optimization): Graph colouring and local algorithms

 

Laura Sanita

Laura Sanità (Combinatorics and Optimization): Efficient algorithms for optimization problems and their interplay with polyhedral combinatorics

 

Daniel Smilek

Daniel Smilek (Psychology): Understanding the basic mechanisms of attentional engagement and disengagement

 

Boxin Zhao

Boxin Zhao (Chemical Engineering): Biomimetic "smart" functional materials for developing soft robotic devices

 
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